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Orlando - Not Just Amusement Parks

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A November 2009 trip to Orlando by MilwVon

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Quote: This was a week long family reunion type vacation over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Sure Orlando is known for their amusement parks, but there is plenty to do w/o going to Disney, Universal Studios or Sea World.

Accommodating a Big Family Group

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Living Room  Photo, Orlando, Florida
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I am typically partial to timeshare accommodations, but for a group that includes essentially four families that could have busted the bank . . . so my sister found this company that specialize in luxury vacation homes in the Disney area.Their web site is http://www.funsavervacationhomes.com/ so I'm guessing the company name is Fun Savers Vacation Homes. Actually it would seem from all my sister told me, these homes are owned by a couple up in New York and they have a property management company handling the local details on the owners' behalf.A little about the house we were in . . . 100 Acre Woods . . . a pretty strange name for a house that is on a postage stamp sized lot. ...Read More

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

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Attraction | "Good Wholesome Family Fun"

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows Photo, Orlando, Florida
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As we started planning bits and pieces of our family reunion vacation in Orlando, David and I thought it would be fun to take in a murder mystery at Sleuths. We had done one of their dinner mystery shows a few years ago in their former location (on Universal Drive) and had a great time so this seemed like something for everyone. Unfortunately Michael had to leave the day before so he missed out on this entertaining evening of "who done it."With a 7:30p dinner show, they advise that doors open at 6:00p and encourage guests to arrive by 6:30p. Part of the reason for this is to handle last minute details like upgrading dining gift certificates for the prime rib dinner options . . . or to g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 28, 2009

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
8267 International Drive
Orlando, Florida
(407) 363-1985

Getting Discount Tickets in Orlando

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Pirate's Dinner Adventure Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Well if you are reading this "tip" you are probably considering a trip to Orlando, Florida. One of the most frequented destinations in the USA, especially for international travelers, many come hoping to score a great deal on discounted attraction tickets.One of the easiest ways to get free tickets is to allow yourself to be "body-snatched" (I just love that term) by any one of the dozens of timeshare marketing companies. Timeshare developers hire these marketing companies to snag you as you come out of breakfast (yes at Denny's and the IHOP) or as you are exiting an attraction at your favorite theme park. (We were snatched coming out of Shrek 4 a couple of years ago!)While ...Read More

Arabian Nights

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Attraction | "Arabian Nights – Dinner Show"

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You arrive approximately an hour in advance of the show. (Doors open 90 minutes before show time, so you can get there even earlier if you'd like.) You will first enter through a somewhat small gift shop that has all sorts of souveniors from the Arabian time period. The next "room" where you will await show time is a large open area with a bar. Here we were treated to some very fun acrobatics and belly dancing. Bar drinks were very expensive, served in a "take home" plastic glass. HINT: If you buy one (nearly $10 each), take your souvenir glass back for any subsequent drinks that you buy, and they'll discount the price $3.50! Once inside the show arena, you will have your choice of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2005

Arabian Nights
6225 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Orlando, Florida 34742
(407) 239-9223

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

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Pirate's Dinner Adventure Photo, Orlando, Florida
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If you are looking for the one fun family night that includes dinner and a show, this is the one!! It provides a wonderful value and great show. Even the food is good. Doors open 90 minutes before show time, and you'll want to arrive early! They provide complimentary appetizers in the main hall that also includes several shops and bars. Cocktails here are on the pricey side (approximately $6 each), but at least you're not forced to buy the souvenir glass. During the time in the main hall, there are plenty of entertaining skits performed, including some that are audience participation (most for the kids). Guests are divided into one of six groups identified by colors. Each ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2005

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
6400 Carrier Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
+1 407 248 0590